Clinical trials – not what you think

Clinical trials are a significant milestone in the development of innovative drugs and therapies for people diagnosed with cancer. Participation in a clinical trial is an opportunity to receive advanced treatment which is normally not available in the course of standard care, along with close medical attention and of course, being part of an innovative cure. However, many patients are not aware of all the trial options relevant to them and there may be a few reasons for that:

  • Searching by yourself can be quite challenging, especially considering the medical lingo used.
  • In many cases, people may be informed only about studies conducted in the medical center where they are being treated, whereas, thousands of oncological trials are available worldwide. Being aware of all of them may be an impossible mission, even for the most trained medical staff.
  • Most people tend to think that participating in a clinical trial should be their last resort. However, it is important to note that prior to any change of treatment, one should consider all available options, including clinical trials, in order to reach a well-informed medical decision.

If you are interested in exploring this option, our team will gladly assist you to find trials that are suitable for your current situation, using an extensive and updated global database. You are invited to respond or contact us in the ”Find Clinical Trials” group in the Belong app. Wishing you the best of health, The Clinical Trial Team